Michael Lynch

Executive - Oldcastle

Michael Lynch is a semi-retired senior executive of Oldcastle, Inc., which is the North American arm of CRH plc. CRH is the third largest manufacturer/distributor of construction materials in the world, and Oldcastle is the largest in that space in North America. Michael was Oldcastle’s second employee, having started his career with CRH in Ireland in 1971. In 2015 Oldcastle will have pro-forma sales in excess of $15B and 40,000 employees. Oldcastle’s growth has come primarily through acquisition.

Michael was Oldcastle’s first CFO, and then led both its Finance and Development functions. He subsequently ran one of its three divisions.

His primary degree is in business from University College Dublin; he is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development from the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Policy Advisory Board of Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and has been on the Advisory Boards of Kirtland Capital dating back to 1985.